Nutrition in the preterm infant (VIDEO)

Nutrition in the preterm infant (VIDEO)

The goal for premies is to grow as well as they did in the womb.

Heidi Karpen, MD

Dr. Karpen trained in Pediatrics and then neonatal-perinatal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Premature babies need optimal nutrition after they're born so that they can continue to grow well after they're born. Dr. Heidi Karpen, a neonatologist at Grady Hospital and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, spoke to an audience of physicians and dietitians at a symposium co-sponsored by Nutrition4Kids and The Children's Care Network or Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, to explain the problems low birthweight babies face and how to address them.

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